October 28, 2013
My girlfriend Sarita, the designer of She Prep, just sent me an email mapping out the rest of her year telling me the deadlines for final edits. She's married, has two sons and works with a successful video game company that has her traveling a lot. From now until the end of the year she'll be in Amsterdam; the Ukraine; Fukuoka, Japan; Eugene Oregon; Vancouver, Canada; Orlando and Seattle. Selfishly, I wonder why she can't make it my way to Atlanta. With that much travel you'd think I'd get to see her. Then I wonder who does get to see her. In between all those trips is the preparation for all those trips. Now don't get me wrong this girl is sharp, organized and a planner. However, the option to breathe should be included. Her calendar is planned up until January 4, 2014. I know 2015 is filling up for her also. As her friend I need to get myself on her calendar (and I need to get her the edits early). As you're friend I say take note, for as heavy of a schedule as Sarita seems to be holding down she is not unique. Calendars across the universe are filling up fast.
She Buzz Words
Right now she could be:
Cooking a stew
Writing a thank you note
Trying to get over a lost love
• The gogo Kidz Travelmate, a stroller and a car seat all in one compact, lightweight (5 lbs.) package that can hold babies and children up to 50 lbs. www.gogoBabyz.com
*The Chillow Cool Comfort Device creates a long-lasting cool spot on your pillow and soothes a hot flash or migraine in a hot second at about $30. Search "chillow" at www.drugstore.com
She's trying to make the transition from flip-flops to leather boots, so her quest for the perfect fall/ winter boot is underway. She easily keeps track of the styles: equestrian, over the knee, slouch style, stacked heel, high pointy heel, riding, and split cuff.
Ankle boots are the latest trend but they do not provide the warmth necessary for she who lives in snow country. She budgets accordingly, knowing ankle boots are strictly fall wear. Uggs are still popular with numerous styles to choose from. She could get lucky at her local warehouse club and find a knockoff for $30, or log onto their competitor, Bear Paws, who also offers similar styles cheaper at www.bearpawshoes.com. And yes,
her boots were made for walking—straight into the theater showing the latest Hunger Games movie (November 22 release date)
My Single Mom Life: Stories and Practical Lessons for Your Journey, by Angela Thomas. Includes tips such as: Late nights are loneliest time for single parents, so go to bed soon after your kids do. Waking up refreshed is better than being
bitter and tired.
"I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet." - Nadia Comaneci
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